Target Builder: genner: Doesn't always work.......[i706.photobucket.com image 850x478]Possibly the most memorable single person protest action in history that gave rise to an image that defined the government response to the protests that despite the Chinese governments best efforts persists to this day.
King Something: They did make sure their ideas were heard, though, And they made sure that the world knew that they were being arrested for their message and not the delivery of their message.
MBooda: Just "arrested"?Looxury.[www.tvworthwatching.com image 420x300]
FrancoFile: Loren: FrancoFile: They took a lesson from Gandhi and King. Passive resistance works.Only if the government citizenry cares. Turkey is going Islamist.MindStalker: It really only works when the message you have is something people care about. The occupy crowd tried passive resistance and it didn't work because the average person didn't care about their message.Occupy didn't have a chance because they didn't have an objective. You don't protest for "change"!1st point - if the law, or its enforcement, is unjust, and the citizenry is shamed by the protesters into admitting/realizing such, then the citizenry forces the government to change. The Brits ended up being embarrassed by Gandhi; the rest of the US realized how bad the crackers in the South were and forced them to change.2nd point - exactly. OWS never said "these 3/4/5 specific, concrete laws are wrong and should be changed". They protested outcomes, not laws & processes.
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